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    Criminology

    Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

    Department Resources


    Contact Information


    Pete Killoran
    Lecturer, Master Adviser
    Phone: (262) 472-1422
    Location: Laurentide 2134

    Leda Nath
    Department Chair and Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-1125
    Location: Laurentide 2110

    Amanda Zierath
    Academic Department Associate
    Phone: (262) 472-1133
    Location: Laurentide 2112

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    Course Descriptions

    Criminology Courses

    CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

    Criminal Justice 321, Credits: 3

    This course examines the fundamentals of basic investigative responsibilities including investigating violent crimes and crimes against property. Challenges to the criminal investigator are also studied.

    CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILD ABUSE

    Criminal Justice 322, Credits: 3

    This course is designed to familiarize students with interview techniques and modern investigation practices that will enable them to successfully investigate child physical and sexual abuses cases.

    FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

    Criminal Justice 325, Credits: 3

    This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.

    COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS & TREATMENT

    Criminal Justice 327, Credits: 3

    Students completing this course will gain knowledge of criminal justice programs utilized outside jail and prison. Specifically, students will become familiar with the special needs of clients on probation/parole for sexual offenses, gang affiliations, career criminal statuses, violent/assaultive issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health issues, and family custody issues.

    INVESTIGATION OF DEATH

    Criminal Justice 329, Credits: 3

    This course examines the fundamentals of the investigation of human death. A recommended "system" of death investigation is presented and students will, as a primary objective, conduct an "actual" death investigation from start to finish.

    SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME

    Criminal Justice 377, Credits: 3

    This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in U.S. society. This course utilizes the social constructionist perspective as it pertains to both legal and illegal drugs. Through the use of the constructionist perspective, this class will explore how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how the laws and the control of drugs has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence perceptions of drugs and crime, and how societal norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.

    ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY

    Criminal Justice 425, Credits: 3

    The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Student will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.

    TRAVEL STUDY

    Criminal Justice 491, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

    SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    Criminal Justice 494, Credits: 3

    Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of Instructor

    SPECIAL STUDIES

    Criminal Justice 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

    EXCHANGE STUDY

    Criminal Justice 497, Credits: 1-12

    Variable topics. See Schedule of Classes.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Criminal Justice 498, Credits: 1-3

    Department consent required. Repeatable

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: marschHM12@uww.edu

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